As more children and teenagers are playing and competing in sports and athletics, the injuries and exercise-related conditions associated are also on the rise. Since children and young adults are still growing, their anatomy affects diagnosis and treatment of fractures, injuries, and multiple conditions. Youth injuries can have long-lasting effects when not properly treated and in the case of concussions, can cause more problems than in adults.
Most youth injuries or athletic conditions require:
It is also recommended to see a physician specializing in pediatrics to address all of the concerns related to recovering from a youth sports injury or condition.